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October 5, 2012

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In the first presidential debate Wednesday night, Republican contender Mitt Romney uttered these immortal words: “I love coal!”


If he loves coal so much, then who was that guy who held a press conference on a Salem lawn in 2003 slamming our coal-fired power plant?

Obama got a hold of the video from that day and turned it into a campaign ad that runs in Ohio and other coal states.

Want to hear Gov. Romney’s exact words on that fateful day? Roll the tape.

“I will not create jobs or hold jobs that kill people,” he said. Then he turned and pointed toward the plant in case anybody missed the point.

“That plant, that plant kills people,” he said.

The only thing he’s got going for him is that the coal miners in Ohio and other swing states don’t like Obama, either. This is the first time in 40 years the United Mine Workers union declined to endorse anybody for president.

Hazardous stuff

You know that old can of paint in your garage and that cabinet full of ant poison? Tomorrow is your chance to get rid of it.

The city is holding a household hazardous waste day from 8 a.m. to noon at Salem High.

Tip of the week

This is both an announcement and a warning.

The Salem Zombie Walk returns tomorrow. It starts at 3 p.m. from Collins Cove and heads toward the downtown.

If you haven’t seen it before, bring your smelling salts.

Tom Dalton can be reached at




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